Sigurd is near the junction of I-70 and U-24. The community was settled in 1874 as an outgrowth of nearby Vermillion. the U.S. Post Office named the settlement Sigurd because many Danish people lived there and the name had a Danish origin.
Battle of Cedar Ridge On April 5, 1868, a company of twenty three men under the leadership of Frederick Olsen of Spring City were on their way to Monroe with the intention of resettling that locality. When at Cedar Ridge near Rocky Ford, now within the limits of Vermillion, they were attacked by Black Hawk and some thirty Indians. In this battle, Alexander Justesen and Charles Wilson were killed, and the famous chief Black Hawk received his mortal wound.